What must you have to make it through surgery and treatment?

After Cancer - Now What? — By on January 12, 2010 at 6:12 pm

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Kairol Rosenthal, author of span style=”font-style: italic;”a href=”http://everythingchangesbook.com/everything-changes-book”Everything Changes, The Insiders Guide to Cancer in your 20’s and 30’s/a /spanspanhas a blog as well and her most recent post is getting a lot of great ideas. The subject?br /a href=”http://everythingchangesbook.com/kairol/hints-for-cancer-treatment-surgery”br //a /spana href=”http://everythingchangesbook.com/kairol/hints-for-cancer-treatment-surgery”span style=”font-weight: bold;”Your 5 Must-Have Items from Surgery amp; Treatment Time?/span/abr /br /There are currently nearly 200 things listed. Here are mine!br /br /strong170. My iPod – The same day I was diagnosed I won an iPod./strong I would never have bought one for myself but I can’t imagine doing treatment without it.br /br /strong171. Trashy magazines/Chick Lit/strong – Both post op and during chemo I couldn’t pay attention to much and was often nodding off. Can’t really do that with War and Peace but People magazine doesn’t demand as muchbr /br /strong172. Email – Not having to tell the same story 50 times to keep people in the loop, priceless/strongbr /br /strong173. Notebook/strong – My memory started going to hell so I would make up a list of questions and then write down the answers so I could remember them later.br /br /strong174. A doctor willing to prescribe drugs – My doc gave anything I asked for (within reason) and believe it or not I was able to get through 12 rounds of chemotherapy without getting sick once. /strongbr /br /strong175. Nightgowns with buttons/strong – I didn’t get much advice post op about clothing but due to the double mastectomy and ovary removal I couldn’t move much. Clothing that goes on like a jacket was my a godsend.br /br /P.S. for me strongfinding the Young Survival Coalition/strong was the most magnificent thing I could ever have wished for. The support of strangers can be more beneficial than people who knew you “before”br /br /What are yours? Tell your fellow readers, you never know who you may be helping.div class=”blogger-post-footer”img width=’1′ height=’1′ src=’https://blogger.googleusercontent.com/tracker/4713736175601908568-6152951383999293431?l=www.aftercancernowwhat.com’ alt=” //div
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